A lot of hype surrounded the courteeners debut album and it doesnt dissapoint. Lazy journalists have been calling them the new oasis which is unfair, although they hail from Manchester and the lead singers names are the same, these are the only similarites between the two. I think this album should be reviewed on its own merits and not compared to the likes of oasis or smiths etc, because you will always have people who are still living in the 80s and 90s saying they are not as good as these bands. But let us remember it is 2008 and these bands have been and gone and it is now time for people and music to move on, dont get me wrong im a big fan (and always will be) of the roses,oasis and the smiths and must now say that the courteeners now fall into this category.
now for the album, unlike a lot of indie albums nowadays which contain about 12 songs which sound the same, this is different, a mix of raw energy, catchy foottappers which will stick in you head for weeks and well written ballads, this album offers everything.
I could go on and on about how good this album is but all i can say is give it a try yourself you wont be dissapointed.
oh one final thing if you can catch them live go and see them they are excellent.